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Old Oct 22, 99, 5:09 pm   #1
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What does 1K mean?

I've always wondered this. Why does UAL call their highest tier Premier Executive 1K? I thought that this was because it takes 100,000 miles to achieve, but then that would be 100K. Where do they get 1K?

Anyone have any theories?

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Old Oct 22, 99, 5:59 pm   #2
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It is also called PE 100K (that is what used to be printed on my boarding passes when I was 1K).

What it actually means is that you know the airport personnel better than your neighbors.
Old Oct 22, 99, 6:00 pm   #3
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1K comes from the codes that UA uses to identify different tiers of travelers on their computer systems, which only use 2 letters as identifiers.

1K = 100,000 Mile Flyer
1P = Premier Executive
2P = Premier

There's also a Premier Emeritus level, but I forget the code.

Does Merry read this board? Does anyone know what the UA equivalent of BA Premier/SR Circle, etc. is? What the perks are? Even 1k's can have dreams.

Maybe you can buy it with a black Amex.

(Ducking from the thrown fruit)

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Old Oct 22, 99, 7:47 pm   #4
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Services are same as all other airline VIP's. Private lounge, personal Concierge to pre-board, concierge when exiting, 120 HRS upgrades, (they probably don't collect certs), etc.
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Old Oct 23, 99, 1:22 pm   #5
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1K means you fly too much.
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Old Oct 23, 99, 6:24 pm   #6
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1K also means you have learned too much about the airline business and that there is a chance UA employees might actually realize that you are a valued customer. (Of course most folks on this board know that is not always true ).
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